The summer break is just around the corner. I’m excited because the very phrase “the summer break” has a nice ring to it, which triggers fond memories of childhood for me. Actually, I used to be a kind of “indoor kid” who preferred reading books at home to playing baseball out in the open. Fortunately, my mother was always loving, caring and understanding. She never denied me when I asked her for the money to spend on books, and this fat budget allowed me to purchase whatever publication I deemed interesting, no matter how many, usually more than 20 items at a time before the summer break started every year. I can still feel the great excitement that filled me with joy and happiness while browsing a Kinokuniya bookstore in Shinjuku. The very first moment I opened a newly acquired book is deeply engraved on my mind. I can still remember how good it smelled as I turned over the pages. I can still hear my mother’s voice, mixed with the sound of the TV, coming from the kitchen downstairs. Dinner would be ready soon. Happy memories come flooding back.


In those days my interest in reading ranged from history, literature and martial arts to psychoanalysis, parapsychology and ufology, and among the mass of books that I enjoyed were The Adventure of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), written by an American writer by the name of Mark Twain. I guess that many of you might already be familiar with these works of his. What makes this writer particularly intriguing for me, however, is the fact that he coined a strange term “mental telegraph”, by means of which people could supposedly exchange information without using any of the usual five senses that human beings are endowed with.


Mark Twain

Mark Twain elaborated on this notion by referring to apparently insignificant incidents of daily life, where letters “cross each other” with frequency. Suppose that you intend to write a letter to someone on a specific subject, then it often happens that the intended recipient, or the person who is to receive your message, somehow feels like writing to you on the identical subject matter at the same timing. The result is, the two letters end up crossing each other. This is what he called “letter-crossing”. It’s the phenomenon of thought-transference more commonly referred to as “telepathy”, which was derived from the two Greek words, tele meaning “at a distance” and pathos signifying “feelings”. It is “paranormal” because extrasensory perception seems to be involved, but at the same time it is “normal” because it is possible for anyone to experience such an occurrence on a daily basis. It is, therefore, nothing out of the ordinary from a certain angle.


Not to change the subject, I ‘ve started going to the dentist to get my cavities fixed and believe me, I have bumped into the girl of my dreams! It turns out that she works as a dental assistant at the clinic. There is nothing more irresistible to a man than a fabulous girl like her. I realize I might have started imagining things, but I think I ‘ve noticed the way she looks into my eyes while she works on me. OK, I’m going to give it a try. I’m going to send her a message by “mental telegraph” to let her know how I feel about her. Let’s see what happens. How about that?

閑話休題。 l∀・)))) チラッ


Oh, do you mean to tell me that it’s not going to work? All right, I ‘ll tell you what. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS !!




( ・∀・)ノ 1! ( ・∀・)ノ 2! ( ・∀・)ノ 3!! ( ≧∀≦)ノダァーッ!!


On m’a dit que de plus en plus de jeunes filles au milieu de leur adolescence m’aiment beaucoup, mais malheureusement je ne sais pas si c’est vrai. ça ne m’intéresse pas du tout!

ωαγοτα…βακα…_φ(^Д^ )プギャー